You aren’t alone!
Are you concerned about your hooded eyes or droopy eyelids? If you’re in your 40s to 60s, you’re not alone. Hooded eyes or hooded eyelids are a very common condition that can occur naturally due to ageing, however, there is a solution! In this blog, we will discuss the causes and treatment of hooded eyes and how Upper and/or Lower Blepharoplasty surgery can benefit you.
Causes of Hooded Eyes
Hooded eyes are characterised by small flaps of excess skin under each eyebrow. This condition is usually hereditary, but it can also occur with ageing and different lifestyle factors, such as being exposed to the sun a lot. In some cases, excessive skin on the upper eyelid can impair vision, leading to further discomfort. While most people are concerned with their hooded eyes purely for aesthetic reasons as they can have a large impact your self-esteem and confidence levels.
Treatment options for Hooded Eyelids
Hooded upper eyelids, also known as ptosis of the upper eyelid, can be addressed through several treatment options. The appropriate approach depends on the severity of the condition and individual circumstances.
Here are some common methods for fixing hooded upper eyelids:
- Blepharoplasty (Eyelid Surgery): This surgical procedure involves removing excess skin, fat, and muscle from the upper eyelids. It can help correct significant hooding and provide a more youthful and alert appearance. During the surgery, the surgeon will make incisions in the natural creases of the eyelids to minimise scarring.
- Brow Lift: In some cases, a drooping brow can contribute to the appearance of hooded upper eyelids. A brow lift procedure raises the position of the eyebrows, which can alleviate the hooding effect and create a more rejuvenated look.
- Non-Surgical Treatments: For mild cases of hooded upper eyelids, non-surgical approaches may be considered. These can include Botox injections to lift the eyebrows and open up the eyes, or dermal fillers to add volume to the brow area and create a lifting effect.
Upper Blepharoplasty, also known as upper eyelid surgery, is the most common treatment for hooded eyelids, and is often paired with a lower blepharoplasty to address the entire eye area at once. It is a surgical procedure that involves the removal of excess skin, muscle, and fat from your eyelids. This procedure can not only improve the appearance of your eyelid area but also improve your visual function by removing the extra skin.
Lower blepharoplasty, also called eyebag surgery or a lower eyelid lift, is a cosmetic surgery to reverse the signs of ageing under the eyes. Bulging or Sagging lower eyelids can make you look older than you really are. As we age, the lower eyelids can become puffy and saggy. Herniated Fat pads or Eye Bags under your eyes make you look tired and older than you feel. A Lower Blepharoplasty procedure is the most effective way to lift, tighten and brighten the lower eyelids.
Benefits of Blepharoplasty
Blepharoplasty surgery offers several benefits, including a more youthful appearance, improved vision, boosted self-esteem, and the elimination of pain and discomfort associated with drooping eyelids.
By undergoing blepharoplasty surgery, you can achieve a more refreshed and rejuvenated look that can help you feel more confident and comfortable in your own skin.
Are You a Potential Candidate for Blepharoplasty?
When you’re considering blepharoplasty surgery, it’s important to determine if you’re a good candidate. During your consultation with Dr Turner, your general health and expectations will be carefully assessed. In general, the procedure is right for you if the excess skin in your eyelid causes heaviness, tension headaches, or impairs your vision. You may also be a candidate if you have droopy eyelids that make you look older, tired, and sleepy, or if you have overhanging excess upper eyelid skin or eyelid hooding. As with any surgery, having realistic expectations and a positive outlook are important factors to consider.
It’s crucial to consult with a qualified Plastic Surgeon or a board-certified plastic surgeon, like Dr Turner who specialises in eyelid surgery. During your consultation, you will discuss your goals, be assessed on your specific condition, and you will be recommended the best treatment option for your individual needs. Dr Turner will consider factors such as the degree of hooding, skin elasticity, brow position, and any underlying muscle or eyelid issues to develop a personalized treatment plan that addresses your concerns effectively.
Don’t let hooded eyes affect your quality of life any longer. Contact Face Plus Aesthetics today to schedule a consultation and find out if blepharoplasty surgery is right for you.